Area of Expertise:
Dr. Leah Bendell is professor in biological sciences, Faculty of Science, and director of environmental science, Faculty of Environment, Simon Fraser University.
The EcoTox Lab
Ecotoxicology aims to quantify the effects of stressors on natural populations, communities, or ecosystems. Ecotoxicology is a broadly defined discipline and includes (but not limited to) the study of the movement of inorganic and organic contaminants through ecosystems, anthropogenic disruption of nutrient cycles, oceanic acidification as a consequence of climate change and the consequences of a changing community structure to geochemical processes.
Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):
Dimitrijevic, Julie; Ross, Peter; Noel, Marie; Bendell, Leah; “Are British Columbia blue mussels ingesting and retaining microplastics?” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference.228. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2018ssec/allsessions/228/
Kazmiruk, Tamara & D. Kazmiruk, V & Bendell, Leah. (2018). Abundance and distribution of microplastics within surface sediments of a key shellfish growing region of Canada. PLOS ONE. 13. e0196005. 10.1371/journal.pone.0196005.
Bendell, L. I., Prof; Mckeachie, Shelley; “Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel; An ecosystem in need” (2016). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference.24. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2016ssec/habitat/24/